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si·fak·a

 (sə-făk′ə, shĭ′fäk′-)
n.
Any of several diurnal arboreal lemurs of the genus Propithecus of Madagascar, having a long tail and very long legs used for leaping long distances from tree to tree.

[Malagasy.]

sifaka

(sɪˈfɑːkə)
n
(Animals) either of two large rare arboreal lemuroid primates, Propithecus diadema or P. verreauxi, of Madagascar, having long strikingly patterned or coloured fur: family Indriidae
[from Malagasy]
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In a memorable sequence showing a sifaka leaping between trees, he asked the cameraman to turn around, revealing the miles of sisal plantation which surround the tiny remnant of forest where endless crews go to film these charismatic lemurs.
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